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FREE Kit: Medi-Cal and Tobacco Cessation

Posted by Lesley Copeland

May 12, 2015, 4:25:00 PM

Landing-Page-Medi-Cal-and-Tobacco-Cessation-Webinar3If you missed our webinar on May 7 presented by Neal Kohatsu, MD, MPH, Medical Director for the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), click the link below to download our free kit now. This free kit includes:

  • Webinar RecordingMedi-Cal Quality Improvement Strategy: Focus on Tobacco Cessation
  • Webinar Slide Deck:  Medi-Cal Quality Improvement Strategy: Focus on Tobacco Cessation
  • Patient Flyers: Medi-Cal Incentives to Quit Smoking flyers in multiple languages
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Listen to Dr. Kohatsu discuss the Department’s focus on tobacco cessation as a means to improve clinical quality and advance population health, including:

  • The overall DHCS quality strategy
  • Rationale for focusing on tobacco cessation
  • Changes due to the Affordable Care Act and Meaningful Use requirements
  • DHCS policy letter 14-006 which urges Medi-Cal plans to improve their coverage of tobacco cessation
  • Findings from the Medi-Cal Incentives to Quit Smoking (MIQS) Project
  • Important collaboration between DHCS, the California Department of Public Health, University of California, and the Helpline

About this Blog

The California Smokers' Helpline offers free, evidence-based tobacco cessation services in multiple languages to help smokers quit. We also offer free training and resources to health professionals to increase their knowledge and capacity for tobacco cessation.

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For more information about our free training and resources for health professionals, please contact the Helpline Communications Department at (858) 300-1010 or cshoutreach@ucsd.edu.

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